Tarmo Johannes is a
versatile musician currently playing flute in a variety of
contemporary music ensembles. Since 2009 he has been actively
involved using Csound that has turned into an essential part of
his creative output - interactive sound-games, computer aided
performance tools, performances of electro- acoustic music, sound
installations. Tarmo Johannes is currently also the main developer
of CsoundQt, the most used Csound front-end.
For me, music is a medium
through which the inner spiritual essence of all things is
revealed and shared. Compositionally, I am interested in extending
the voice of the traditional performer through technological means
to produce a music that connects with the past, lives in the
present and speaks to the future. Educationally, I am interested
in helping students see technology as the most powerful instrument
for the exploration, discovery, and realization of their essential
musical nature—their inner voice.
Carty is currently Director of Education at Sound Training in
Temple Bar, Dublin (soundtraining.com). He completed a PhD, funded
by IRCSET and NUI Maynooth (Hume Scholarship), at NUI Maynooth,
Ireland in 2011.
main research interest is headphone based audio with a particular
interest in how we can locate sound sources in our auditory
environment, and how sound sources at particular locations /
moving sound sources can be artificially recreated.
Although this research
focuses on digital signal processing algorithms and software
development, he is ultimately interested in the creative
application of this work.
Steven Yi is a composer
and programmer. He is the author of the Blue Integrated Music
Environment, author of Pink and Score music libraries, and core
developer of Csound. He holds a PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities
from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. In his free
time, he enjoys practicing and studying T'ai Chi.
Jacob Hofmann was born 1966 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Diploma,
branch of architecture at the Fachhochschule Frankfurt/M,
University Of Applied Sciences in 1995, worked then at an office
for architecture. Entered the class of Peter Cook and Enric
Miralles at the Staedelschule Art School Frankfurt/M in 1995, a
postgraduate class of conceptual design and architecture. Diploma
at the Staedelschule in 1997. Works as a composer, photographer
and architect since.
and composition: Since 1986 dealing with sound- composition and
electronic music. Music for performances. Since April 2000: Work
on spatialisation of sound. Several international performances in
America, Europe and Asia since.
Research on Ambisonic and
other spatialisation techniques. Development and publication of
Csound based tools for spatialisation via 3rd order Ambisonic.
Dave Phillips is a
composer/performer/educator living in Ohio USA. His studies
include classical guitar with Sophocles Papas (Washington DC) and
music composition with Michael Jon Fink (Los Angeles CA). He has
been an active user of Csound since 1989. Since the mid-90s he has
focused on using Linux as a music and sound production platform,
working with developers to improve and expand the audio software
available for Linux users. Dave is the author of one book and
hundreds of articles, all about Linux music and sound software. He
has also contributed to various other documentation projects,
again all related to Linux audio topics. His electroacoustic
compositions have been played in concerts and festivals at Bowling
Green State University, Virginia Tech, and CCRMA at Stanford
University, and he continues to perform as a solo guitarist/singer
and in various local groups.
Francioni graduated in Electronic Music and double-bass at the
works are carried out to Oeuvre-Ouverte, Cinque Giornate per la
Nuova Musica, FrammentAzioni, CIM, EMUfest, VoxNovus, ICMC,
Bass2010, Acusmatiq, etc.
He performed the world
premiere of the Suite I F.Grillo. From author and soloist was
awarded in national and international competitions. He has
recorded for Dynamic, Agora, Orfeo and others. He is dedicated to
teaching and has taught double-bass at the Rossini-Pesaro.
Abedian was born in 1984 in Tehran, Iran. In 2007 graduated from
Azad university with a bachelor’s degree in composition, in 2011
from Art university of Tehran with a master’s degree in
composition, in 2014 from Hanover University of Music, Drama and
Media with a master’s degree in electronic composition, and in
2016 got a Soloklasse Konzertexamen degree in composition from the
same university where he studied with Oliver Schneller, Joachim
Heintz, Gordon Williamson and Ming Tsao.
He is a founding member
of “Yarava Music Group” (one of the few ensembles and
societies for new music in Iran). In 2009 he established
“Contemporary Music Records” in Tehran. Since 2003 he has
written and translated more than 40 articles about contemporary
music, in persian music journals as well as in “MusikTexte”
(2014) and “Lexikon Neue Musik” (2015) in Germany. His works
have been performed by different ensembles in different festivals
in Germany, Denmark, France, US, Uruguay, Russia and Iran.
di Furia began playing the drums at age 4, piano at 6 and violin
at 11. In 2004 he graduated in guitar, theory and arrangement
(Percentomusica of Rome). He studied composition at the
Conservatory of Fermo and Electronic Music at the Conservatory of
Pesaro with Eugenio Giordani and David Monacchi.
degree cum laude in Music and New Tecnology - Conservatory of
Pesaro. He approaches the world Unix/Linux and Free Software
thanks to the friendship of the founders of ILDN - Italian Linux
worked as assistant to Ambisonics Spatialization in the multimedia
performance “De Divina Proportione” - Simone Sorini and David
Monacchi, as Sound Design with Stefano Vinciarelli in the Theater
Show “La fuga” (Escape) at the presence of author Gao
Xingjian, Nobel Prize 2000.
2012, in partnership with Eugenio Giordani, Anthony realised a
Live Electronics for the conference show “Bestiario filologico e
fantastico” - Ermanno Cavazzoni.
May 2014, he takes part in the FKL SOUNDSCAPE MEETING in Florence
with Rad’Art Project and he plays in the Linux Audio Conference
2014 - ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany.
August 2014, He works on the his project “Beyond the human atom”
for a site-specific residency in LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE (Quebec City)
- exchange program with the artistic center Rad’Art located in
recently he worked as analyst and software developer for the
project “Fragments of extinction” by David Monacchi.
His work ranges from
Sound Research, Sound Designer, Programming, Live Electronics,
Sound Installations, Spatialization Techniques, Sound Engineer and
I am a musician &
composer from Wicklow, Ireland. Coming from a background of
performing and producing modern popular music, my interests
broadened while completing an MA in Creative Music Technologies in
2016. Being introduced to tools such as Csound opened up a world
of possibilities for me as a composer which I will likely be
exploring throughout the rest of my musical career.
von Reusner (b. 1957) is a composer and soundartist based in
Germany, who is focused on acousmatic music. He studied musicology
and music-education, drums with Abbey Rader and Peter Giger. Since
the end of the 1970s he has been engaged in electroacoustic music,
radio plays and soundscape compositions. At the end of the 1980s
development of the music software KANDINSKY MUSIC PAINTER. Member
of the German Composers Society (DKV) and of the German Society
For Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM).
national and international broadcasts and performances of his
compositions in Americas, Asia, Europe, i.a.:
Nova 2009, Prague; Seoul International Computer Music Festival
2010/2014, Seoul; International Csound Conference 2011, Hannover;
International Computer Music Conference 2012/2013/2015; Noise
Floor Festival 2010/2011/2015, Stafford (UK); ISCM World New Music
Days 2011, Zagreb; Opus Medium Project 2011, Tokyo; Aaron Copland
School of Music 2011, New York; EMUFest 2012/2013/2015, Rome,
Italy; Electro Arts Festival 2013, Cluji Romania; Network Music
Festival 2013, Birmingham; ZKM Karlsruhe, 2014; Linux Audio
Conference 2014/2015; ICMC 2015 Denton, Texas USA; Auricle Sonic
Arts 2015, New Zealand; Concierto Octofonico, Montevideo, Uruguay
2013/2015; Festival KONTAKTE, Academy of the Arts, Berlin, 2015;
New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2014/2015/2016;
International Csound Conference 2015, St. Petersburg, Russia; CMMR
2016, Sao Paulo, Brasil; ICMC 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2016;
SMC 2016, Hamburg, Germany.
Wang Lichuan is a
graduate student from Electronic Music Department, Sichuan
Conservatory of Music, Chengdu City, China. He has studied Csound
for 1 year during his undergraduate period.
Martin Crowley has been a
student of Audio Production for several years. He has a background
in radio production and djing, but his consuming passion is live
electronic music performance. He is currently devising a
technology enabled live performance installation for an 8 channel
ambisonic speaker array with the help of 'Csound’ and ‘Pure
Russo began to study the electric bass when he was 13 under Andrea
Grossi, enrolling in the courses of the Accademia Nova of Rome.
also studied cello, with the concert performer and professor of
the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Gaetano Braga of Teramo
his studies, he also played, composed and arranged music with his
band, Libra: the band played in some of the more important stages
of the Roman scene, but also in other cities thanks to the
promotional tour for the album Sottopelle (Volcan records), this
landed the band on MTV new generation.
After that he started to
study sound engineering at the Saint Louis college of music in
Rome, where he founded with two colleagues the One Got Fat
Collective for experimental electronic music and videos. In
addition to that, during the sound engineering studies he met the
experimental music composer Luca Spagnoletti, who introduced him
to audio programming, specially the object programming of Max msp.
Byrne is a composer of acoustic and electronic music and is
currently a PhD researcher at Maynooth University focusing on
interactivity and participation within electronic music
composition. In 2013 he completed his BA in Music Technology with
first class honours and in 2014 completed an MA in creative music
technologies also receiving first class honours.
current work is focused on physical computing and the potential
for human interaction to add to an overall immersive musical
experience for both the performer and the audience. His work has
more recently led him to investigate the potential for such
interaction to facilitate and encourage learning amongst the
learning impaired and the autistic community.
He also works as a sound
designer, foley artist and mixing engineer. His first love is
performance and regularly takes part in improvisation nights and
occasionally plays gigs with several noise and progressive rock
bands in Dublin.
Thom McDonnell is a
Dublin-based Producer and Lecturer. He specialises in teaching
Music Technology, Synthesis, Studio Engineering, Audio Production
Alex Hofmann (*1980)
studied saxophone, improvisation and computer music at the
Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover with Mattias Schubert
and Joachim Heinz. He worked as a sound designer and obtained a
PhD in music acoustics at the University of Music and Performing
Arts Vienna, where he is currently working as researcher
Bernt Isak Wærstad is a
musician, composer, sound designer, with a master in music
technology. He is currently a lecturer at the Music Technology
groups at NTNU and Norwegian Academy of Music, a sound designer
and mix engineer at Pipa Lydbyrå and works freelance as a
musician, producer and sound engineer. Bernt Isak is also a member
of several musical constellations as Vingelklang, T-EMP, Lashings
of the Old Ultraviolent and COSMO Collective to mention a few.
Rory is a graduate of N.U.I Maynooth and a music lecturer at Dundalk Institute of Technology. Since completed his studies he has collaborated with a diverse range of artists both as a musician and in the capacity of audio software developer. His music is regularly performed at events throughout Europe and his audio software is being used by musicians and sound artists around the world. Rory makes extensive use of the Csound host API, and has used it to make Csound accessible within a host of audio applications, ranging from DAWs to industry leading audio middle ware.
All of Rory's audio
software is available for free under the GNU General Public
Dr. Linda Antas is a
composer, computer music and audio specialist, flutist, and
educator. Her compositions have been performed and broadcast
around the world and are published on Media Café, TauKay,
Centaur, and EMS labels. A Fulbright Fellowship recipient, Antas
has also been recognized by the International Music Contest Citta'
di Udine (TauKay Edizioni Musicali), and has received commissions
from the International Computer Music Association, the Rind Fund,
and internationally-renowned performers including Eric Mandat. She
has performed as a flutist at the National Flute Association
Convention, the Phonos Foundation’s (Barcelona)
“Instrumental-Electroacoustica VI Festival”, the Seattle
Chamber Players’ “Icebreaker Festival”, and performed Elliot
Carter's Esprit Rude / Esprit Doux with clarinetist Eric Mandat in
celebration of the composer's 100th birth year. She regularly
collaborates with a variety of visual and sound artists and serves
on the faculty of Montana State University.
Bill Alves is a composer,
writer, and video artist based in Southern California. He has
written extensively for conventional acoustic instruments,
non-Western instruments (especially Indonesian gamelan) and
electronic media, often integrated with abstract animation. CDs of
his audio works include The Terrain of Possibilities (EMF) and
Imbal-Imbalan (Spectral Harmonies), and a dvd of his video works,
Celestial Dance is published by the Kinetica Video Library. He is
the author of the book Music of the Peoples of the World, the
third edition of which was released by Cengage/Schirmer in Spring
2012. Other writings have appeared in Organised Sound,
Perspectives of New Music, Computer Music Journal, SEAMUS Journal,
1/1, and elsewhere. In 1993-94 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar
Fellow in Indonesia, where he studied the gamelan orchestra music
of Java and Bali. He currently directs the HMC American Gamelan,
an ensemble of specially tuned Javanese instruments dedicated to
the performance of new, non-traditional music. He is one of the
organizers of MicroFest, the annual Southern California festival
of new music in alternate tunings. He teaches at Harvey Mudd
College of the Claremont Colleges in Southern California.
Heintz after studying Literature and Art History, began his
composition studies with Younghi Pagh-Paan and Guenter Steinke in
Bremen in 1995 at the Hochschule Fuer Kuenste. During the course
of his studies in Bremen, he worked intensively in the electronic
music field and also with mixed media such as video. He is the
head of the electronic studio Incontri at the HMTM in Hannover
(Hanover University of Music Drama and Media), teaches
Audio-Programming at the HfK Bremen and is a member of the Theater
der Versammlung in Bremen. He composes both for instruments and
electronics, for concerts, sound installations, performances and
as theatre music. He is an active member of the Open Source
community, in particular in the development of Csound and
graduated in Electronic Music and in Classical Guitar. His music
has been selected and performed in many festivals and conferences
worldwide including ICMC 2003, ICMC 2005, Festival Zèppelin 05,
EAR Sounds Electric 2005, LAC06, ICMC 2006, Festival Mùsica Viva
2008 (Sound Walk), NWEAMO 2008, Taukay FrammentAzioni 2008, Vox
Novus 2008 (60x60 project), LAC 2011, Emufest 2011, 60x60 2012
PianoForte Mix, Csound Conference 2013, LAC2015, Csound Conference
2015, etc.. .
One of his
electroacoustic compositions has been published on CD by
Electronic Music Foundation (EMF).
studies composition at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan.
Since his mid-teens he
has concentrated on expanding his musical landscape using
electronics, unusual recording techniques and computer-based
technology, all of which help him to develop his idea of sound and
He took a degree in
Electroacoustic Composition with Honour at “Giuseppe Verdi”
Conservatoire in Milan and a degree as a Sound Engineer (Regione
He has written music for
short films and installations and also music for TV adverts; he
has recorded several CDs for various Italian and foreign labels.
Recently his interest has
moved towards Multimodal Interaction in Virtual Environments
(selected for a stage @ Aalborg University, Denmark, 2011) and
towards adaptive sound design and music (Music and Screen Media
Conference 2014, Liverpool; ATMM2014, Ankara, Turkey).
He has recently
participated in: EMUFEST2016 (Rome), Diffrazioni Festival 2016
(Florence, italy); ISSTA 2016(Belfast); Cycle du son (Fundacion
Destellos, Argentina, 2016), NAISA 2016 (Toronto, Canada); SMC
2016 (hamburg, Germany); NYCEMF 2016 (New York, USA), Soundthought
2016 (Glasgow), Csound Conference 2015, Saint Petersburg, Russia;
LINUX Audio Conference 2015, Mainz, Germany;
Composition Contest 2014 (finalist), Conservatorio di Foggia,
Italy; CIM14 Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, Berlin,
Germany; CIM 2014, Conservatorio S. Cecilia, Rome (Italy); ATMM
2014, Ankara, Turkey; International Computer Music Conference
2014, Athens, Greece; ICMPC-APSCOM2014, Seoul, South Korea;
Slingshot Festival 2014 (Athens, South Georgia, USA); EMS 2014
(Universität der Künste, Berlin); Music and Screen Media
Conference 2014 (Liverpool University); Music as a Process (Christ
Church University, Canterbury, England) ; FAS2013 (San José Costa
Rica); Contemplum 2013 (Philadelphia, USA); Premio Nazionale delle
Arti/composition contest 2013, Avellino, Italy; EMU Festival 2010
and 2013 (Rome, Italy) ; Distanze 2012 (Catania, Italy) ; Segnali
2012 (Perugia, Italy); CSound Music Conference 2011 (Hannover,
Germany); IFIMPAC 2011 (Leeds, England).